Professor Matthias Braun

As part of my PhD, I studied the melting dynamics on the ice cap of King George Island in 1997-2001 in the DFG priority programme Antarctic Research with field measurements and energy balance calculations as well as remote sensing. In the following years, the focus was increasingly on the quantitative evaluation of satellite data in combination with other data sources for glaciological issues (such as glacier mass balances, ice shelf retreat and decay). In this context, I have participated in or led 12 Antarctic expeditions, mostly in cooperation with South American partners. As a postdoc at the University of Bonn, I was also allowed to lead two research expeditions to Nordaustlandet in Svalbard. We are currently working on an improved quantification of mass changes in the glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Professor Matthias Braun
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institut für Geographie
Wetterkreuz 15
D-91054 Erlangen
Phone: +49 (0)9131 8522015

Brief CV

Since 2011   Professor of Physical Geography, Remote Sensing & GIS at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2010-2011   Associate Professor of Geophysics, joint appointment in the Geophysical Institute and the Department of Geology & Geophysics of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
2009   Habilitation, venia legendi for Geography, University of Bonn
2006   DAAD Short-term lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
2001-2010   Postdoc and scientific coordinator of the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surface at the University of Bonn
2001   Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Freiburg, Germany
1997-2001   Research associate at the Institute of Physical Geography of the University of Freiburg
1997   Diplom in Hydrology, University of Freiburg
1990-1997   Diplom degree programme in Hydrology, Soil Science, Geology and Meteorology at the University of Freiburg

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